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BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the tracks reopened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. The 73-car train was carrying corn from Fairmont, Minn., to Blair, Neb., when the derailment happened about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Nobody was hurt. Ten cars tipped on their sides.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war. By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first draft was as mind-numbing as a tax form. Tuesday the Obama administration unveiled simplified application forms for health insurance benefits coming next year under the federal health care overhaul. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay. By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years. The gains were driven by a growing number of buyers who bid on a limited supply of homes. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields. In its weekly crops and weather report for the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers have managed to begin only very limited field work, mainly on higher ground and well-drained fields. Flooding is still a concern, especially in the Red River Valley.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A combination of scant inflation and still-modest U.S. economic growth will likely lead the Federal Reserve this week to maintain its drive to keep borrowing costs at record lows indefinitely. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer. By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) -- One lawyer won acquittal for a Saudi man charged with carrying three firecracker-like devices on a plane, arguing he was a victim of hysteria over airport security after the Sept. 11 attacks. Another has managed to avert death sentences for some of the highest-profile criminals of our time, including the Unabomber and the gunman whose rampage injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch king in more than a century Tuesday as his mother, Beatrix, abdicated after 33 years as queen. By MIKE CORDER and TOBY STERLING Associated Press